Sunday, May 31, 2015

Guest Lecture by Professor Paul Mills on "The promises and failures of the biomedical literature" (2 June 2015)

Below you'll find information about a very interesting Guest Lecture by Professor Paul Mills on the replicability crisis in psychology.

The lecture will be given in Stirling on June 2, 2015. It is organised by the University of Stirling Management School, in association with our Behavioural Science Centre and the Management, Work and Organisation Division. You are cordially invited.

The information below is from here

2 June, 3.45pm - 5.30pm. Speaker: Professor Paul Mills, University of California, San Diego

The University of Stirling Management School invites you to a public lecture delivered by Professor Paul Mills, in association with the Behavioural Science Centre and the Management, Work and Organisation Division.

Professor Mills is Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health and Director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, UC San Diego. He is a long-standing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported clinical investigator with expertise in psychoneuroimmune processes in wellness and in disease, with a current focus on integrative medicine.

He has published more than 300 manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. He is a former president of the American Psychosomatic Medicine Society, former Associate Editor of the journals Health Psychology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, and former Guest Editor of the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Reproducibility is a cornerstone of the scientific method. Since Professor John Ioannidis’ provocative and controversial article, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”, appeared in the scientific literature in 2005, the problem of irreproducibility in science has been front and center, with numerous efforts to quantify its presence and implications. This presentation will include discussion of the many guises of bias in research and the influence it exerts on all aspects of the research enterprise – from study design to publishing. Solutions are gaining a foothold in some academic institutions, and these too will be discussed.

This event is free, but places are limited and should be reserved in advance.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2W1, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

RSVP: Sharon Martin, telephone: 01786 467401 email:

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